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CALLING ALL CHICKS WHO DIG THAT OUTDOOR, ADVENTUROUS LIFE AND LOVE TO TRAVEL!

Explorer Chick (https://explorerchick.com/) is empowering women to live their best lives. How? Through the shared experience of our kickass outdoor adventures and trips!

We provide exciting itineraries to local and global destinations, a supportive adventure-loving community, uncommon experiences, and our signature SHE-nanigans. Discover your awaiting adventure— from a local day tour, a weekend road trip, or your next travel bucket list vacation of a lifetime. Whether you arrive as a female solo traveler or with several of your closest girlfriends, you’ll be greeted by a small group of like-minded women travelers of all ages.

ABOUT US

Explorer Chick Adventure Co. (https://explorerchick.com/) is an adventure travel company offering women-only, small group travel trips, workshops, and Mini Adventures.

Our adventures range from local day trips (Mini Adventures) and weekend getaways, to multi-day travel bucket list hot spots all over the world! Outdoor activities on our trips include: hiking, camping, rafting, rock climbing, backpacking, canyoning, surfing and more! Basically, anything that gets us in the outdoors to be active and play.

Oh, and we think we’re the most BAD ASS group of women around! Explorer Chicks show up with open minds, willing to push their comfort zones, ready to have fun, and to be all in.

This Meetup is sponsored by Explorer Chick (http://explorerchick.com/), so there are no dues for joining! Just follow along and hopefully, embark on an adventure with us!

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BECOME AN EXPLORER CHICK AMBASSADOR

We are always looking for local Explorer Chick Ambassadors to host our single day Mini Adventures in her area! Check out our Explorer Chick Ambassador page (https://explorerchick.com/about/brandambassador/) for all of the details and to apply!

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Smoky Mountains Hiking and Glamping Adventure

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Hike through sweet smelling pine forests to sweeping panoramic vistas on our 4 day Women Only, Small Group Hiking and Glamping Adventure Tour in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

This hiking tour has been carefully curated and “in the field” tested to include some of our favorite hikes in the Smoky Mountains. Expect to be challenged on the trail, only to be rewarded with stunning mountain views and lovely waterfalls. You’ll climb to only one of three remaining fire towers in the National Park when you embark on the strenuous trek up Mt. Cammerer. You’ll take it “easy” on a moderate hike to the park’s highest single-drop waterfall, Rainbow Falls. You’ll inch out on to a bald rock outcropping to be drenched in mountain scenery in every direction on Charlie’s Bunion. On two of your hikes, you’ll walk in the foot path of thousands of Appalachian Trail thru hikers that have come before you.

Of course, what’s a trip to Tennessee without whiskey? You’ll spend a few hours on an exclusive, private tour with our local guide visiting distilleries on the Tennessee Whiskey Trail. You’ll get to go behind the scenes at a real working still house and see how everything is made start to finish. You’ll learn the history of whisky including the Prohibition era, the state’s history with whiskey, and why these mountains were such an integral part of moonshine culture.

Our nights will be spent at our adorable Glamping site located conveniently minutes from Gatlinburg. Each tent has been tastefully decorated and is totally Pinterest worthy! Your digs are outfitted with everything you need to camp comfortably including Wifi and temperature control. Your meals will be freshly prepared at camp by your Explorer Chick guides giving you the only task of relaxing daily after every hike!

ADVENTURE HIGHLIGHTS
• Hike three of Explorer Chick’s favorite mountain hikes in the Smoky Mountain National park.
• Enjoy the sweeping panoramic views from a fire tower high up on Mt. Cammerer.
• Get up close and personal with the Smokies highest single-drop waterfall, Rainbow Falls.
• Stand in the midst of mountains from the rock outcropping on Charlie’s Bunion.
• Taste the flavors of Tennesee with a private whiskey walking tour and sampling flights.
• Kick back at camp with breakfasts and dinners cooked by your Explorer Chick guides.
• Sleep easy at our glamping site with canvas tents outfitted with all the creature comforts.
• Relax with a comprehensive itinerary that makes the logistics, transportation, navigation, meal planning, lodging, and everything between easy.
• Private Explorer Chick, small group, women only tour. Embark on your adventure with an encouraging and supportive group of bold women!

Early Bird Discount: $200
Expires: 12/01/2021
Discount Code: SmokiesSpring2022

See website for full details and to book.
https://explorerchick.com/adventures/smoky-mountains-hiking-and-glamping/

Join the Facebook Event to meet Explorer Chicks from other cities!
https://www.facebook.com/events/1235541440260106/

Don't forget to follow Explorer Chick on Facebook too!
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We’re on Instagram as well!
https://www.instagram.com/explorerchickadventureco/

Glamping and Hiking in Zion National Park + Bryce Canyon

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Unreal hoodoos? Check. Slot canyons? Majestic overlooks? Check. All this and more (like heated tents with electricity) await you during our Women’s Hiking and Glamping in Zion National Park and Bryce Canyon weekend adventure!

BRYCE CANYON HIKING AND BEGINNER -FRIENDLY CANYONEERING
Escape to prehistoric Utah where you’ll hike stupid-pretty trails in Zion National Park and Bryce Canyon National Park. Wade through the Virgin River below 1,500′ canyon walls in the Narrows. Spend an entire day exploring Bryce Canyon National Park. Ghost the tourists as you wander deep into orange hoodoos. Explore areas of Zion so remote, they can only be reached by rappelling, scrambling, and down-climbing on a beginner-friendly canyoneering route.

ANGELS LANDING HIKE
Do you dare to Beastmaster up the chains of Angels Landing? If your answer is “Hell yeah!” you’ll snag one of the best views in Zion National Park. Not feeling it? No problem! You can still enjoy the Angels Landing hike without the exposed and often crowded chain portion. You’ll have the option to hang out on Scout Lookout while the rest of your group ascends the chains. Your guide and Explorer Chick sisters will support you the whole way. Afterward, dry your pits as you amble the streets of Springdale, Utah – the gateway to Zion (and seriously good ice cream).

GLAMPING
Every night you’ll rest your head in Insta-worthy glamping tents bordering Zion National Park. Kick it by the campfire under a diamond sky with goddesses who aren’t afraid to get dirty.

ADVENTURE HIGHLIGHTS

  • Check off your National Parks bucket list over 4 days with hikes in Bryce Canyon and Zion National Park.
  • Get lost, figuratively, surrounded by the hoodoos of Bryce Canyon.
  • Explore below the canyon walls in Zion trekking the Narrows and cast your eyes down at the valley perched atop Angels Landing.
  • Rappel, scramble, and down climb your way canyoneering in a beginner friendly slot canyon.
  • Sleep easy at our Glamping site with canvas tents outfitted with all the creature comforts.
  • Actively experience the parks with 2 Explorer Chick Guides who will ensure you hike the best, and sometimes most challenging, hikes.
  • Relax and let us do the driving in the Explorer Chick SHE-nanigan Shuttle!
  • Disconnect to reconnect! Leave behind the constant contact and use your phone solely for capturing moments.
  • Relax with a comprehensive itinerary that makes the logistics, entrance fees, navigation, meal planning, lodging, and everything in-between easy.
  • Geek out with supportive and encouraging Explorer Chicks on a private, women-only, small group adventure tour.

Early Bird Discount: $200
Expiry Date: 12/01/2021
Discount Code: ZionSpring2022

See website for full details and to book.
https://explorerchick.com/adventures/hiking-glamping-zion-bryce-canyon/

Join the Facebook Event to meet Explorer Chicks from other cities!
https://www.facebook.com/events/349885876626624

Don't forget to follow Explorer Chick on Facebook too!
https://www.facebook.com/ExplorerChickAdventureCo/

We’re on Instagram as well!
https://www.instagram.com/explorerchickadventureco/

Croatia Hiking National Parks and Multisport Adventure Tour

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Get ready to have your mind blown multiple times over turquoise waters, frothing waterfalls, badass mountain summits, and medieval towns. Croatia will turn anyone into an annoying romantic. Book your week-long women’s multi-sport adventure tour featuring hiking, e-biking, mountain-summiting, sea kayaking, snorkeling, and plenty of Adriatic Sea swimming. You’ll explore ancient cities tripping through architectural history from ancient Roman, Venetian Gothic, Romanesque, and Medieval. Cycle through stupid-pretty Istrian Peninsula hilltop towns. Bust your booties through Plitvice Lakes and Paklenica National Parks. Climb a freaking Via Ferrata to summit Bojin Kuk. And float through the 80+ islands that make up Kornati National Park. BRB we need to pick our jaw up from off the ground.

EXPLORE ZAGREB, CROATIA’S CAPITAL CITY
You and your Explorer Chick entourage will geek over all the architecture porn – from medieval stone gates to Gothic cathedrals. We’ll visit all the “musts” and gather for a welcome dinner in the Old Town. Did you just change your Insta handle to Croatia_Cutie? We are obsessed with you!

E-BIKES, WINE, AND TRUFFLES IN THE ISTRIAN COUNTRYSIDE
What could be better than seeing tiny cutie towns? TASTING the wares of those tiny cutie towns! We’ll cruise the Parenzana trail on our E-Bikes, stopping in Grožnjan, Oprtalj, and Motovun for coffee, olive oil tastings, and a spectacular lunch. By evening, we’ll cycle to the top of Motovun for a stunning gargoyle view of the Adriatic cities. You won’t leave Istria without loading your bike down with bottles of wine and a tummy full of truffles.

HIKE PLITVICE LAKES AND PAKLENICA NATIONAL PARKS
You’re gonna see the kind of natural beauty that shows up in the screensavers of Apple products. The Instagram world is stark raving mad over Plitvice Lakes because of its unique system of lakes and waterfalls. A rock climbing and hiking paradise awaits you in Paklenica National Park with views of the Adriatic Sea from your very own mountain summit.

KORNATI NATIONAL PARK SPEED-BOAT AND SPLIT SEA-KAYAKS
The best views of this gorgeous region are often gleaned from the sea. Across two days, we’ll explore the island systems via speedboat and sea-kayak, leaving plenty of time for swimming, snorkeling, and floating otter-style on your back. You are basically a mermaid now and have to deal with mermaid things like schools of fish, coral spottings and island lunches. You poor thing.

ADVENTURE HIGHLIGHTS:
-E-Bike through Croatia’s “Tuscany” tasting Wine, Olive Oil, and Truffles along the way
-Discover charming hilltop medieval towns on the Istria Peninsula
-Truffle Hunt with a local in the forests of Motovun
-Hike the lower and upper falls of the famous Plitvice Lakes National Park
-Soak in sunsets over the Adriatic from beautiful viewpoints
-Climb a Via Ferrata to the summit of Bojin Kuk in Paklenica National Park
-Enjoy the background music of Zadar’s Sea Organ at sunset
-Explore Kornati National Park by speedboat with swimming, snorkeling, and a seafood lunch
-Sea Kayak to a secluded beach off Split with more swimming, snorkeling, and cliff jumping
-Get lost in the narrow streets of Split while enjoying a cone of gelato or a glass of wine
-Kick back in 3-4 Star boutique hotels throughout your adventure with fabulous views that pair well with a cocktail
-Relax with a comprehensive itinerary that makes everything in-between easy.

Early Bird Discount: $200
Expires: 02/01/2022
Discount Code: Croatia2022

See website for full details and to book.
https://explorerchick.com/adventures/womens-croatia-hiking-national-parks-and-multisport-adventure-tour/

Join the Facebook Event to meet Explorer Chicks from other cities!
https://www.facebook.com/events/1549687252049873/

Don't forget to follow Explorer Chick on Facebook too!
https://www.facebook.com/ExplorerChickAdventureCo/

We’re on Instagram, too!
https://www.instagram.com/explorerchickadventureco/

Alaska Hiking, Kayaking + Glacier Tour

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OVERVIEW

Ready to take on Alaska, she-wolf?! Explorer Chick is howling over this stunner of a week-long women’s Alaska Hiking, kayaking, and Glacier Tour to Wrangell-St. Elias National Park, Prince William Sound and the Talkeetna Mountains. Bring your Mukluks, a flask and plenty of Lord Huron. Alaska is gonna swallow your heart whole.

SLEEP AND HIKE IN AMERICA’S LARGEST NATIONAL PARK
Hike through legit caribou tundra in the Talkeetna Mountains. Fly over volcanic mountains before wandering America’s largest National Park, Wrangell-St. Elias, for three days. Stay in a friggen ghost town near the base of yet another glacier and shame every lame tampon sport commercial as you ice climb a glacier

SEA KAYAK PRINCE WILLIAM SOUND
Waterproof your phone for all the iceberg selfies while sea kayaking Prince William Sound. Just when you think it can’t get more beautiful, Columbia Glacier will “calve” millions of pounds of ice into the bay like the badass Mama Nature is.

There will be moonshine, ferry rides, wildlife, abandoned mines, ice fields, lodge-cooked meals, nights out on the “town,” coastal national forest, pure Alaska hiking, and more snowy peaks than you can count from the SEVEN mountain ranges you’ll see.

Caw into the cold air and Alaska will echo back. You’re about to fall hard for this wild world that gives America it's midnight sun.

Adventure Highlights

  • Check off that bucket list over 7 days with Alaska hiking, kayaking, glacier trekking, ice climbing, and wildlife spotting.
  • Clamber up to alpine tarns to spy turquoise alpine lakes in the Talkeetna Mountains.
  • Board a Bush Plane for a scenic flight over volcanoes and glaciers in Wrangell-St. Elias National Park.
  • Trek onto a glacier equipped with crampons and all the safety gear for ice climbing.
  • Explore an old copper mine at the top of an epic hike with unforgettable mountain high views.
  • Paddle your sea kayak amidst icebergs up to the face of the Columbia Glacier.
  • Enjoy a very scenic ferry crossing across Prince William sound keeping an eye out for marine wildlife.
  • Relax in boutique mountain lodges and cabins for 4 nights with front yard views of mountains, glaciers, and rivers.
  • Actively experience Alaska with an Explorer Chick Guide who will ensure you hike the best trails.
  • Disconnect to reconnect! Leave behind the constant contact and use your phone solely for capturing moments.
  • Relax with a comprehensive itinerary that makes the logistics, entrance fees, navigation, meal planning, lodging, and everything in-between easy.
  • Geek out with supportive and encouraging Explorer Chicks on a private, women-only, small group adventure tour.

Early Bird Discount: $300
Expires:[masked]
Discount Code: AlaskaJune2022

See website for full details and to book.
https://explorerchick.com/adventures/womens-alaska-hiking-kayaking-and-glacier-tour/

Join the Facebook Event to meet Explorer Chicks from other cities!
https://www.facebook.com/events/396949242022505/

Don't forget to follow Explorer Chick on Facebook too
https://www.facebook.com/ExplorerChickAdventureCo/

We’re on Instagram as well!
https://www.instagram.com/explorerchickadventureco/

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Red River Gorge Backpacking Workshop

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